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LaMichael James injury: 49ers running back dealing with sprained MCL

LaMichael James suffered a knee injury Thursday evening, and it is now being reported as an MCL sprain. We break down the implications and timetable for his return.

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LaMichael James, injury lists and roster cuts

The San Francisco 49ers have to cut their roster down from 75 players to 53 players. LaMichael James knee injury could impact roster choices. Additionally, there are other players who will not impact the roster now, but could impact it later this season. Here is a rundown of all those players. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here!

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LaMichael James recovery timeline

Matt Maiocco and Matt Barrows are reporting that LaMichael James is expected to miss three to four weeks with his MCL sprain. We break down the 49ers upcoming schedule and depth chart.

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James, Snyder on first half injury report

Fooch's Update 2: We've got a timeline for his return

Fooch's Update: LaMichael James suffered MCL sprain

The San Francisco 49ers are halfway through their preseason finale, and they have a couple injuries of note. LaMichael James left the game and had ice on his knee. Adam Snyder left the game and went back to the locker-room to get an x-ray on his hand. By the end of the first half, James was seen without the ice, and a team spokesperson told the media that it was not serious. There is no further word yet on Snyder's hand.

Although it might surprise some, losing Adam Snyder would be the bigger loss in the short term. Although James has great athleticism, and can do some big things in space, Snyder is the primary backup at tackle and potentially at guard. Daniel Kilgore is the primary backup at center, but Snyder will likely get some chances as an extra lineman.

The 49ers head into the second half leading 17-6.

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